Hi there, I am backpacking parts of Asia (currently planning on Tibet, Nepal, and India) for anywhere up to 5 months. We are intending to keep weight down and travel with smaller than average backpacks. I do not want to carry my laptop. My biggest worry is losing photos - either due to equipment failure or theft. I have a DSLR camera and generally shoot in RAW+JPEG. I purchased an iPad Mini, Lightning camera adapter, and a powered hard drive after watching/reading several tutorials online about jail breaking the iPad and downloading an app which would allow to me load photos to the iPad, preview them (delete the ones I don't want, etc) and then transfer them from the iPad to my external hard drive (which will be plugged into a power source at the same time as into the iPad). Has anyone done this? My only worry is frying the hard drive by plugging it into a wall plug-in. I intend to also set up a Dropbox (recommendations on this, is it the best online way to go?) but strongly suspect that wifi will be limited in a lot of places where I go. I also wonder how practical this will be considering that internet speeds may be poor and I will likely be taking upwards of 60 RAW images per day or more. Has anyone used this service and can they speak to how slow/quick it works? I have considered simply using internet cafes to load my photos and then transfer them to a hard drive but I don't know how easily these will be found and also worry about picking up viruses. All in all I would like to use the iPad combined with external hard drive, Dropbox when I reach internet if practical, along with maintaining multiple memory cards so that if my camera gets stolen at least I have past memory cards. It may be a bit over the top but I'm also considering carrying multiple small thumb drives and backing up to those as well. That way I have multiple copies of photos in different places. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!